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Gambia president’s claim of Aids cure hard to believe.

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    Researchers, leaders and foot soldiers in the war against HIV/Aids should demand that President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia comes clean on his pronouncement that he
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 8, 2007
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      Researchers, leaders and foot soldiers in the war against HIV/Aids
      should demand that President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia comes clean on his
      pronouncement that he has a cure.

      If he does not, then he should forever hold his peace. That a leader
      can claim to cure a pandemic ravaging Africa and announce that its
      potency is felt every Thursday is, to say the least, an insult.

      Although Jammeh's claim has won admiration from some quarters in his
      country, including Health minister Tamsir Mbowe, there are reservations.

      Some may argue that a president would not pretend to treat something
      he cannot. But Jammeh's claims must be substantiated and investigated
      beyond reasonable doubt.

      It is, therefore, incumbent upon the international community to act
      quickly, especially after Gambia threw the UNaids representative out
      of the country for questioning the president's claims.

      Leadership must never be used to seek unwarranted publicity. It brings
      to mind Kenyan, Changamwe MP Mr Ramadhan Kajembe's comment in
      Parliament that condoms are unAfrican. Remember also South Africa's
      President Thabo Mbeki's statement delinking HIV from Aids?

      His former deputy Mr Jacob Zuma, too, had sex without a condom and
      bragged about it.

      IGNORANT MEN ENTRUSTED WITH LEADING THE PUBLIC.

      Ken Owino
      Nafsi Africa acrobats
      Nairobi, Kenya.
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